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See South Africa through eyes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu on a Crystal cruise

If you’ve ever dreamed of experiencing South Africa Crystal Cruises is offering the opportunity of a lifetime—to see the area through the eyes of world-renowned peace and human rights crusader Archbishop Desmond Tutu who be on board the luxury cruise line’s March 13, 2015 voyage through Tutu’s homeland. The 1984 Nobel Laureate was considered his country’s “voice of conscience” throughout its struggle against apartheid, and is still one of world’s leading voices for freedom and justice. The Archbishop will share personal insights about South Africa’s history and topics like “Bridging the Chasm between Black and White,” as well as speak to universal themes that can inspire all, such as the search for spiritual values in today’s world and the power of unity and goodness in business. The World Cruise segment sails from Perth to Cape Town, where Tutu is Archbishop Emeritus.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu to sail on Crystal Serenity
Photo supplied by Crystal Cruises

“Our inquisitive guests are engaged travelers who will relish the rare opportunity to experience South Africa through the eyes of one of the country’s most precious sons...and perhaps take some of his inspirational spirit home with them,” says Bret Bullock, vice president of entertainment.

Tutu is one of 50 inspiring speakers planned for Crystal’s 25th anniversary “Silver Celebration” 1808-day World Cruise aboard Crystal Serenity offering six 16- to 21-day segments sailing between Miami, Lima, Auckland, Perth, Cape Town, and Rio. This segment visits several South African cities central to Archbishop Tutu’s legacy, including Durban, Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay (maiden call) and Cape Town (overnight). Other calls include Mauritius/Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius; St-Denis, Réunion, France; Ambodifotatra and Taolanaro, Madagascar (both maiden calls); Maputo, Mozambique, and the embarkation port of Perth, Australia.

From now until August 29, 2014, Crystal’s Book Now” all-inclusive cruise fares start at $9,785 per person. For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit

View the video for more about Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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